AIRSTREAM UNSPECIFIED 1983: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Make : AIRSTREAM Model : UNSPECIFIED Year : 1983
Build Dates : 1976-07-01 - 1983-11-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 84V058000
Date Owner's Notified: 1984-05-17 Date Received by ODI: 1984-05-04 Date Added to Database: 1984-06-01
Manufacturers Involved: Airstream, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2600
Summary:
      THE BRAKES ARE OPERATED WITH VACUUM ASSISTANCE. THE VACUUM RESERVOIR TANK MAY DEVELOP AIR LEAKS FROM RUST DETERIORATION. THE RUST OCCURS BECAUSE THE POSITION OF THE TANK DOES NOT ALLOW PROPER DRAINAGE.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      REPLACE RESERVOIR WITH A NEW TANK IF NECESSARY. IN ADDITION, A PROTECTIVE COVER WILL BE PLACED OVER THE BOTTOM OF TANK TO PREVENT RUST FROM OCCURING.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TRAVEL TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH VACUUM DISC BRAKES.SYSTEM: BRAKES; VACUUM RESERVOIR TANK.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: RUST EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN PIN HOLES IN THE TANK. THERESULTING AIR LEAKS WILL CAUSE THE BREAK-AWAY FEATURE AND RESERVOIR BRAKING TOFAIL. IF THE TOWING VEHICLE"S ENGINE SHOULD STOP WORKING, THE TRAILER COULD NOTBE STOPPED. AN ACCIDENT COULD RESULT WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.